Jeremy Lagoo

Meteorologist

Education

University of Wisconsin

Jeremy Lagoo spent most of his younger life staring off into the clouds. While others assumed he was daydreaming, he was deep in thought analyzing the structures and movement trying to figure out how each piece played into the weather around him.

Following his passion for both math and science he attended the University of Wisconsin to study Engineering Physics. With his head still in the clouds, he eventually decided to make a go of it and transferred to the Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Science program at Wisconsin with just one semester left in Engineering school.

From that day forward he never looked back

For his first job he forecasted global weather, focusing on different types of severe conditions around the globe. With a solid Filipino fan base he spent some time reporting from the island chain during the heart of typhoon season. Soon after his thirst for adventure and love of weather took him on a tour of the U.S. creating short-form online content highlighting different patterns in different tourist destinations around the country.

Q&A with Jeremy Lagoo

What inspired you to become a meteorologist and pursue a career as an on-air weather caster?
Becoming a meteorologist was a pursuit of passion. Using that passion in an on-air manner was a fluke. After graduating I focused on my small business with dreams of one day continuing on to grad school. But through a barefoot waterski team I met an engineer from a local news station. He helped me shoot a quick demo reel between the Sunday night newscasts and with it I landed a job on camera soon there after. I've loved every day of work since and can't imagine doing anything else.
What is your most memorable weather experience?
My first real life experience with inversion came while hiking a mountain in Colorado. What started out as a cold wet day at the base turned into a sunny and hot summit! Incredible. I could spend an entire afternoon talking about inversions in the atmosphere.
Outside of weather what are your hobbies and life interests?
I love the outdoors. Anything that brings me fresh air and open skies I love. Skiing in the winter is where I feel free. Spending an entire day hiking for a few good turns, does it get any better? In the summer I fill my time with rock climbing, trail running and mountain biking. But even after an intense day of outdoor activity, nothing beats an evening walk to find serenity.
Besides your parents who has influenced you the most in your life?
I am fascinated by everyone I meet. What gets them out of bed in the morning? What do they do they do for fun? How does an individual define happiness or even success for that matter? My inquisitive mind genuinely wants to know these answers. From each person I meet, I learn something about them and about myself. I am influenced by the ever-changing world and the amazing people that make it up.
What is a little known fact about you?
I am a carnie! To put myself through college I operated a corndog stand at various fairs and festivals around the country. I got my start young when I took over the family business at just 16 years old, but I wouldn't trade the experience for anything! If you ever want to hear an interesting story about life as a vendor on the road– just ask!
What are your hopes and dreams for the profession of weather?
My career is in its infancy. I learn so much every day from the amazing talent here at WeatherNation! I hope to one day use what I have learned along the way to host a weather-based travel show. Find unique places around the world with amazing weather and showcase them, explaining to the viewer what exactly makes each particular weather phenomenon.

Tweets

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Rain on Mars? New study shows how heavy rain may have reshaped the planet with craters and river-like channels:… https://t.co/OZhAkFenEo

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A new tornado path record has been set in Wisconsin according to the @NWSTwinCities. May 16th NW Wisconsin tornado… https://t.co/LJw3jVXlU5

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Your daily dose of Zen! The dazzling Nevada Waterfall in @YosemiteNPS​ truly takes your breath away. #CAwx https://t.co/C4cZ0owO1p

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RT @WXAlexOBrien: I do some fun forecasts online for @WeatherNation! Travel, Extended, and Alaska/Hawaii. https://t.co/ZFdFwATsFT https://t…

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A TORNADO WATCH has been issued for North Florida and portions of South Georgia until 3PM est. #Tornadohttps://t.co/0dAg3Li9D1

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You may not notice every solar storm, but they have a big impact on Earth. Turns out, it may work both ways. @NASA https://t.co/SIk22GmiQk

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